on the faculty of Mannes College of Music Extension Division as a teacher of
German and English diction. Daniel is the diction coach for the
Oratorio Society of New York and has worked as the German diction coach for the
Bard Summer Music Festival, Berkshire Choral Festival, and Clarion Music
Society, among others. His translations and pronunciation guides of such
works as Matthäus Passion, Die Schöpfung, Paulus, and Ein deutsches
Requiem are being used with increasing frequency by choral organizations
across the United States.
an active singer, regularly performs oratorio, art song and new music.
His collaborations with composers, such as Robert Cuckson, David Loeb, James Blachly,
Matt Johnson, Paul Smith and Terry Champlin, have led to the premieres of over
a dozen solo works. The Spoon River Duo,
formed by Daniel and guitarist/composer Paul Smith, presents works exclusive to
the voice and guitar medium or that share a special place in the history of the